AMS Rutgers Graduate Chapter
The Chapter was founded in 2014 with over two dozen founding members. The Chapter is supported by the AMS under its Graduate Student Chapter program.
The mission of the Chapter is the same as that of the AMS itself: "The particular business and objects of the Society are the furtherance of the interests of mathematical scholarship and research" (AMS Certificate of Incorporation, 3 May 1923).
The Chapter organizes speakers and events at Rutgers or field trips, sometimes in tandem with other student groups aligned with mathematical or scientific interests. The Chapter gives annual awards for outstanding work by graduate students and their mentors. Some of our members were featured in the AMS Graduate Student Newsletter
Our current officers for the 2020-2021 academic year are Brooke Ogrodnik, Robert Dougherty-Bliss, Edna Jones, and Rashmika Goswami.
If you are interested in learning more about the organization or have an idea for an event, please don't hesitate to email one of the officers.
Our Next Event
Mouse over the pictures to learn about some of our events over the last few years
|Advisor||Stephen D Millerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2019-2020||Brooke Ogrodnik||Mingjia Yang||Edna Jones||Blair Seidler|
|2018-2019||Brooke Ogrodnik||Mingjia Yang||Edna Jones||Karuna Sangam|
|2017-2018||Rebecca Coulson||Mingjia Yang||Edna Jones||Brooke Ogrodnik|
|2016-2017||Rebecca Coulson||Brooke Ogrodnik||Michael Donders||Hanlong Fang|
|2015-2016||Brooke Ogrodnik||Michael Donders||Hanlong Fang||Hanlong Fang|
|2014-2015||Rebecca Coulson||Jonathan Jaquette||Tom Sznigir||Tom Sznigir|
|2013-2014||Kellen Myers||Moulik Balasurbramanian||Matthew Russell||Matthew Russell|
Summary of Awards
The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Research
The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Research is awarded to a member whose research work is a notable and formidable contribution to mathematics at the graduate level (or higher). This student's research work is especially remarkable and constitutes a significant achievement for a graduate student.
The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Leadership
The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Leadership is awarded to a member whose leadership and service to the Department and to other mathematical communities, institutions, and initiatives is exemplary and outstanding in its scope, efficacy, and impact. This student's service to mathematics is especially remarkable and constitutes a significant contribution from a graduate student.
The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Faculty
The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Faculty is awarded to a member of Rutgers' faculty whose instructing, mentoring, and/or advising of students in mathematics or related fields is outstanding and remarkable in preparing future researchers and scholars. This professor's service to Rutgers' students is especially remarkable and constitutes a significant contribution to graduate education and training.
The votes are in and the new awardees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are below. Thanks to all who participated. At this point in time we are not taking nominees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
|2020||Jeaheang Bang||Brooke Ogrodnik & Jason Saied||Alex Kontorovich|
|2019||Jinyoung Park||Chloe Wawrzyniak||Matthew Russell|
|2018||Sam Braunfeld & Katie McKeon||Corrine Yap||Chuck Weibel|
|2017||Pedro Pontes||Sjuvon Chung||Doron Zeilberger|
|2016||Howie Nuer||Katie McKeon||Michael Saks|
|2015||Ming Xiao||Rebecca Coulson||Jim Lepowsky|
|2014||Katy Craig & Yusra Naqvi||Kellen Myers||Michael Weingart|
Guidelines for Awards
The Chapter normally makes three awards in each Spring semester — two student prizes and one faculty prize.
Any member or any student eligible to be a member of the Chapter may make nominations for any of the three awards. Faculty may also make nominations for the two student awards. Nomination is confidential and self-nomination is permitted. Students may receive each award only once, and faculty may receive the award once every three years. If there is no nominee for a particular award, no award will be made that year.
Nominees for student awards must be members of the Chapter. Each nominee for the AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Research is invited to give a short talk about their research during a research bonanza. The Research Bonanza is intended to help the AMS graduate student members make an informed decision when voting for the recipient of the AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Research.
Each award is determined by a majority vote among members of the Chapter. Voting is confidential.